Girl, 12, is youngest Minnesotan to kill moose

Kelly Holmin
In this Oct. 13, 2009 photo, Kelly Holmin, age 12, sits on a bull moose after she shot and killed it on Gunflint Trail in Grand Marais, Minn. A Minnesota wildlife official confirms that Kelly Holmin, a 12-year-old girl is the youngest Minnesotan to kill a moose in the modern era. The bull moose had a 58-inch antler spread and weighed 1,100 pounds.
AP Photo/Jeff Holmin

A Minnesota wildlife official confirms that a 12-year-old girl is the youngest Minnesotan to kill a moose in the modern era.

Department of Natural Resources spokesman Lou Cornicelli says Kelly Holmin of Nicollet achieved the distinction earlier this month.

The bull moose had a 58-inch antler spread. Kelly bagged it Oct. 13 on the Gunflint Trail.

She and her father endured a cold week of wind and snow before they saw the 1,100-pound moose about 75 yards away. Kelly dropped it with a single shot.

Jeff Holmin says his daughter was so happy that she was crying with excitement.

This wasn't the seventh-grader's first experience with hunting. She and her father take annual grouse-hunting trips, and she bagged her first wild turkey last spring.

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Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press

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